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Who Should I Start? Aaron Rodgers or Desmond Ridder


Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
24.7 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Aaron Rodgers News

Jets Offense Looking To "Detail It Up" With Aaron Rodgers Back

Thursday, July 11, 2:26 PM

The New York Jets offense should be more fine-tuned in its second year under offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in 2024 while also getting future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers back from the torn Achilles he suffered in Week 1 last fall. In addition to Rodgers' return, the Jets added Tyron Smith and John Simpson to the offensive line in free agency, traded for Morgan Moses and drafted Olu Fashanu in the first round. At receiver, the team added Mike Williams (knee) and drafted Malachi Corley. "Now you can really detail it up. You can talk about the intricacies of the route. You can experiment with new plays, new motions, all kinds of different, fun things. So it's been really good. I think the guys have really enjoyed it," Hackett said.


Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
15.3 11.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Desmond Ridder News

Cardinals Acquiring Desmond Ridder From Falcons

Thursday, March 14, 1:30 PM

The Arizona Cardinals are acquiring former starting quarterback Desmond Ridder from the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, according to a source. Ridder squandered his chance as the full-time starter for the Falcons in 2023 by throwing for 2,836 yards, 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games (13 starts), eventually being benched in favor of Taylor Heinicke. The former third-round pick out of Cincinnati has also lost nine fumbles in 19 games (17 starts) in his two NFL seasons. Atlanta's signing of Kirk Cousins made Ridder expendable, and he'll now make for a solid backup option in Arizona for starter Kyler Murray. The 24-year-old obviously won't be on the fantasy radar in single-year leagues in 2024 now that he's firmly entrenched in a backup role.


Aaron Rodgers vs. Desmond Ridder

Still trying to decide between Rodgers and Ridder? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Aaron Rodgers is projected to score 24.7 points this week while Desmond Ridder is projected to score 15.3 points.